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In an afternoon of heavy rain, Corey Heim led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field in the first round of qualifying at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a speed of 69.181 mph.
With the rain continuing to pick up through the afternoon, NASCAR elected to cancel the final round of qualifying. Thus, Heim was awarded the pole for his speed in the first round.
With the rainy conditions, Heim’s fastest lap in qualifying was more than 20 miles per hour slower than Zane Smith‘s fastest lap in practice.
Heim will be joined on the outside by Parker Kligerman, who will make his first front row start in the Truck Series since 2012. Behind them, Carson Hocevar clocked in third for his fourth consecutive top-three start.
Drivers struggled for grip in the rain, as there were numerous spinouts throughout both sessions. A handful of drivers spun out multiple times in a single lap.
The only incident in qualifying where a truck received damage was when Kris Wright backed his No. 44 truck into the pit wall while rounding the final turn of the track.
— NASCAR Camping World Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) July 8, 2022
With 36 entries, every driver qualified for the race.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 will take place on Saturday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.
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Stephen Stumpf joined Frontstretch in September 2021. He is a staff writer and the Friday news writer. Stephen also pens the weekly “4 Burning Questions” column and contributes to “Friday Faceoff” and “2-Headed Monster.” A Texas native, Stephen started following NASCAR at age 9.
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